Friday, October 14, 2011

2011/12/05 Project Orange Thumb


Posted on October 8, 2011
Deadline: December 5, 2011

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb Invites Applications for Community Garden Grants and Makeovers


Fiskars, a global supplier of consumer products for the home, garden, and outdoors, has announced that the application process for 2012 Project Orange Thumb garden grants and makeovers in the United States and Canada is open.

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb provides tools, materials, and other support to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration, and healthy, sustainable food sources.

Fiskars will choose eleven recipients from the pool of grant applicants. Ten will receive $5,000 in cash and tools, and one applicant will receive a complete garden makeover. During a Project Orange Thumb garden makeover, Fiskars works with neighbors, business leaders, volunteers, and community partners to transform a barren lot into a beautiful, productive community gathering space — all in a single day.

Applications will be accepted from any nonprofit organization within the U.S. or Canada. All applicants will be considered for a grant; however, only those that specify they are interested and meet Fiskars' criteria will be considered for the garden makeover.

Visit the Fiskars Web site for complete program information and application guidelines.